Elizabeth Blackwell PTSA

2017-2018 Reflections Theme:  Within Reach

Is your student entering the Reflections competition “Within Reach” this year? Here is a little useful information!  

More detailed rules and entry forms for all categories can be found at http://www.wastatepta.org/programs/reflections/

Reflections entries will be due Nov 6th, 2017 

Program Overview

The Reflections Program is a National PTA and Washington State PTA cultural arts competition. The purpose of this program is to provide an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works.

Each year, Reflections challenges students to create art that supports a specific theme. Themes are selected from thousands of ideas submitted by students to National PTA's Reflections Theme Search.

How to Compete

  • Have your student create art based on this year’s theme.
  • Print and fill out the entry form (available in the office).
  • Submit the completed form and student artwork to the school office's Reflections portfolio.
Entry Forms and Rules
Student entry form
Young artists get involved through their local PTA or PTSA. A student may submit an entry in any of six arts areas. Only original works of art are accepted. The six art areas are:
Dance choreography -originally choreographed dance composition.
Film production-original works, with or without sound, of animation, narrative, documentary, experimental or music video/film
Literature-works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, prose, drama, short stories and lyrics.
Music composition-original musical composition, with or without words.
Photography-color or black and white, including techniques: photo-gram, retouched, montage, sandwich and multiple exposure.
Visual arts-drawing, painting in tempera, oil, acrylic, watercolor & t-shirt paints, computer generated art, two-dimensional collage, printmaking, needlework & leather tooling.
Special artist division-The National PTA special artist division is an option for students with a disability as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act(ADA). Generally, rules and guidelines within the special artists division are intended to ensure accessibility to the National PTA Reflections® program and are modeled after the guidelines outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).